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Rain Doesn’t Prevent Washington’s Solar Market from Growing

Although Washington may not look like a prime location for solar power, the market is growing reliably, according to Washington Department of Commerce staff Glenn Blackmon, senior energy policy specialist; Dever Haffner-Ratliffe, program and grant manager; and Seth Kolodziejski, policy and contracts supervisor. In this joint written interview, they said utilities and the state are building energy efficiency programs and exploring electrification strategies.

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The State(s) of Distributed Solar — 2017 Update

Energy production from renewable sources continues to expand in the United States at a rapid clip, thanks in no small part to the substantial growth of solar energy — and distributed solar in particular — in recent years.
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The Grand Finale: Energy-Grid Barriers and Solutions

On social media and at industry conventions, it is easy to find high-profile discussions on the technological revolution of electric grids. Experts on energy storage, distributed generation, and wireless options describe how emerging technologies are poised to transform the electricity sector. The hype is real. Energy companies are developing technologies at an increasingly rapid pace. But for all the attention on these new devices and expectations of market growth, there’s still no clear path to widespread adoption. As this series shows, several key barriers prevent technology adoption from keeping up with technology development.

Washington Quick Data

Energy Efficiency:
Source: ACEEE
Buildings:
Score 6.50 / 8
Utilities:
Score 10.50 / 20
Transportation:
Score 7.00 / 10
Source: DSIRE
Energy Efficiency Programs:
131 Incentives and Policies
Solar Power:
Source: DSIRE
Renewable Energy Programs:
33 Incentives and Policies
Solar Energy Programs:
23 Incentives and Policies
Source: YPCCC
85%

of people in Washington support funding research into renewable energy sources in 2018.

(+1 of the national average)
(est. 4,063,172 of 4,804,224 adults)

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